July 11, 2016
Cover to Cover
2016 WACA National Conference
Arthur Ross Media Awards
Best Practices Call
World Affairs Councils Highlights
Travel the World
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This Wednesday: Cover to Cover 

July's Cover to Cover will feature author Jennifer M. Harris on her new book War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft  on Wednesday, July 13, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET

Jennifer M. Harris is a  senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously she served as the  lead architect of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Economic Statecraft agenda (full bio). 

COUNCIL LEADERS: Please share this opportunity with your members and supporters as a free benefit! Contact the WACA office if you are interested in hosting Cover to Cover authors at your Council. 
2016 WACA National Conference  

America and Global Megatrends

November 16-18, 2016

Washington, DC

LEADERSHIP DAY Keynote Speaker: 

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson  is a 
thirty-year veteran of the American Foreign Service, and President of the American Foreign Service Association  ( full bio).

Announcements regarding  conference  speakers and panels will be forth coming !

Book your room at our special Group Rate now! 

Staying at The Capitol Hilton
We have secured a special group rate:
  • Queen/King bed Deluxe Room: $279/night (Single/Double occupancy) plus tax
  • Queen/King/Double bed Executive Floor: $349/night (Single/Double Occupancy) plus tax

This distinguished hotel is  located in the heart of our nation's capital - just two blocks from the White House. Convenient to three Metro stations and Ronald Reagan National Airport, the hotel is within walking distance of museums and memorials, theaters and art galleries, shopping, dining, and nightlife.

Further announcements on National Conference speakers, and other program details will be made in the coming weeks.
Call for Nominations: Arthur Ross Media Awards 

Academy Logo The American Academy of Diplomacy presents its annual Arthur Ross Media Awards to recognize U.S. journalists whose distinguished foreign affairs reporting and analysis is making a singular contribution to public understanding of the critical role played by diplomacy in the furtherance of America's foreign policy interests. Two awards will be presented, one for reporting and one for commentary. AAD invites World Affairs Councils to submit nominations for the 2016 Arthur Ross Media Awards. 

Please see the nomination criteria here

The deadline to submit your entries is close of business on Friday, July 22

Nominations should be sent to:
Ambassador Robert Hunter (robert@hunters21.com with cc to ideprado@academyofdiplomacy.org). 
Best Practices Call: Peace Day Challenge 

International Day of Peace  is Sept. 21 

The WACA National Office is once again pleased to host a conference call with the United States Institute of Peace to encourage and help Councils to raise awareness of Peace Day itself, and to access resources that will enable you to work with communities and schools on peace themes in an ongoing way. 

Please join this special call with Ann-Louise Colgan , Director of the Global Peacebuilding Center at the USIP,  and Joyce Davis , President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, to learn about how you and your Council can get involved in the #PeaceDayChallenge by promoting Peace Day activities in your local communities and schools.

The call will be held on 
Wednesday, July 27, from 2:00-3:00 PM ET
World Affairs Councils Highlights

Monday, July 11

World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "What Is Going on in Europe? A View from the Deutsche Bundesbank" 

World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay hosts a discussion group on "What Happened to the Arab Spring?" 

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council hosts a week-long program "Human Rights Academy" 

World Affairs Council of Austin hosts "Zika Outbreak: The NGO Perspective" Details

Tuesday, July 12

World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "What's Next: Brexit 2.0" 

Wednesday, July 13

World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts "Brexit: Messy Divorce?"  Details  

Global Minnesota hosts "Global Conversations: The Rise of ISIS" Details

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts "The U.S. & World Economy Today" 

World Affairs Council of Austin hosts "Author's Night: Liz Alexander" Details

WorldDenver hosts "Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour!" 

Thursday, July 14

San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "The British Vote to Exit the European Union: Why and What Happens Now?"  Details 

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council hosts "Strategic Challenges In the Asia-Pacific Region: Indonesia's Perspective"  Details 

Columbia World Affairs Council hosts "CWAC Bastille Day Happy Hour" Details 

World Affairs Council Upstate hosts "1920s Paris Party to Celebrate Bastille Day Greenville"  Details 

The World Affairs Council of Tacoma hosts "Meet and Greet Mixer"  Details 
Travel the World from WAC Philadelphia
Just Announced:  Council Leaders to Lecture on Travel the World tours from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia!

Ambassador Heather Hodges , President & Ambassador-in-Residence, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Across Spain and Portugal: September 6 - 22, 2016.
Kay Maxwell , Executive Director, World Affairs Forum, Stamford Journey through VietnamOctober 3 - 18, 2016.
Mimi Gregory, Vice President and Program Chairman, Naples Council on World Affairs, Cruising the Rivieras & Islands of France, Spain and Italy October 5 - 13, 2016.
Ambassador Sharon Wilkinson, former Board President, World Affairs Council of Arizona, Island Life in Cuba: October 23 - 31, 2016.
Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President of Programs, World Affairs Councils of Northern California, Tanzania: October 29 - November 8, 2016 
Craig Snyder , President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Inside Oman, UAE and QatarNovember 2 - 16, 2016.
Contact  www.wacphila.org/travel or call 1-800-942-5004 x209 or x217.

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